2017 is the year the King, amongst the Queens, truly begins her journey towards conquering the jungle that is the music industry. King Blake kicked off the year by announcing that she has joined the new sprung management – Future Genesis. She then released her first body of work, titled Situation EP. In this EP, she wins over hearts and ears of her listeners with her diverse and eccentric approach to the music ranging from the raps, her soothing vocals and a different sound that is owed to producer, CrakNoBeat.
The Producer, coincidentally, has also just joined Future Genesis, meaning this working combo will continue to bless the game with incredible music.
Who is King Blake?
Lemogang Nonceba Mazwane, born 29th September 1992 in Krugersdorp (Johannesburg), is a South African independent recording singer/vocalist and rapper. She goes by the stage name “King Blake”. Because many females in the industry call themselves “queen” and since she aimed to be eccentric, considering how male dominated the field she took on is, she hailed herself “King”.
Her Musical Journey
Raised by parents who are music collectors, this may mark as the origin of her blossoming passion for music. King Blake’s talent became noticeable when she was around the early age of eight or nine and received attention from people who heard her sing.
“Most people think I’m a rapper or hip hop head but the truth is I’m a singer. I did many musicals in high school and I was in the church choir for a while. When I got into the studio for the first time, I jumped on a crunk beat and that’s how the rapping came about! It was all in the name of fun but as soon as people heard the song and liked it, I took my rapping skills seriously and started honing it from there. I believe I’ve finally found myself and my sound since that moment. I now enjoy rapping more than singing.”
Although it’s been only over 3 years since she started rapping, she does not intend to limit herself. “I’m an artist, so my sound tends to differ with every song I make. I don’t limit myself with the “rapper” title because I switch genres at times. I sing too, so I have RnB, gospel, house tracks and so on” she adds.
King Blake Educational Background
King Blake had taken up a course to study LLB Law through UNISA and only in her third year she decided to take a break from her studies and pursue music.
Up-close And Personal
King Blake best describes herself as an introvert however, she is outspoken around a certain company; often people she’s close to. She’s a shy one but comes alive on stage “On stage, I’m very mean! I’m the jump on speakers and sing in the crowd kinda “mean””. When it comes to studio time, she’s a workaholic of note. “I’m calm and enjoy my own space more than anything. I’m not into the social scene, I’d rather be in studio or just indoors. I’m also into fitness and take my health seriously so that’s how I have fun. I’m very girly (believe it or not) hence my huge interest in fashion and make up etc.” Besides the music, she’s passionate about charity work mostly involving children, certifying her as a golden heart!
King Blake has worked with many other artists, to name a few being G Slim, HOV, fellow Pretoria based artists; Thibe Da Kid and Tahsaw. The most established artist she recently worked with is Patoranking on his latest album “GOE” (God Over Everything). She did vocals on a few of his tracks and also got to perform with him at one of his concerts when he was in the country. She’s had the opportunity to work with various other producers as well however, on her personal projects she’s always worked with producer, Cesar Ramos (CrakNobeat). They’ve been working together for almost four years and it may be added that their work chemistry is one of a grand kind.
Where to get King Blake’s Music
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